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The Music Bechdel: Shania Twain, Up!

The Music Bechdel: Shania Twain, Up!

I guess I’m in a trend of looking at the fourth studio album of artists for analysis with The Music Bechdel. Just like the last album analyzed, Red by Taylor Swift, Up! is Shania Twain’s fourth studio album released on November 19, 2002. It debuted in the US at number 1, selling approximately 874,000 copies. Her most recent album, Now, was released in 2017, 15 years later.

Track 1: Up!

Written by: Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
Is it about something other than a man? Yes

Track 2: I’m Gonna Getcha Good!

Written by: Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
Is it about something other than a man? No

Track 3: She’s Not Just a Pretty Face

Written by: Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
Is it about something other than a man? Yes

Track 4: Juanita

Written by: Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
Is it about something other than a man? Yes

Track 5: Forever and For Always

Written by: Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
Is it about something other than a man? No

Track 6: Ain’t No Particular Way

Written by: Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
Is it about something other than a man? No

Track 7: It Only Hurts When I’m Breathing

Written by: Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
Is it about something other than a man? No

Track 8: Nah!

Written by: Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
Is it about something other than a man? No

Track 9: (Wanna Get to Know You) That Good!

Written by: Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
Is it about something other than a man? No

Track 10: C’est la Vie

Written by: Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
Is it about something other than a man? Yes

Track 11: I’m Jealous

Written by: Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
Is it about something other than a man? No

Track 12: Ka-Ching!

Written by: Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
Is it about something other than a man? Yes

Track 13: Thank You Baby! (For Makin’ Someday Come So Soon)

Written by: Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
Is it about something other than a man? No

Track 14: Waiter! Bring Me Water!

Written by: Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
Is it about something other than a man? No

Track 15: What a Way to Wanna Be!

Written by: Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
Is it about something other than a man? Yes

Track 16: I Ain’t Goin’ Down

Written by: Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
Is it about something other than a man? Yes

Track 17: I’m Not in the Mood (To Say No)!

Written by: Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
Is it about something other than a man? Yes

Track 18: In My Car (I’ll Be the Driver)

Written by: Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
Is it about something other than a man? Yes

Track 19: When You Kiss Me

Written by: Robert John “Mutt” Lange and Shania Twain
Is it about something other than a man? No

What is the percentage of songs that are written by a woman AND about something other than a man? 

9/19 Tracks or 47% of the Album

Does Up! by Shania Twain pass the Music Bechdel? 

Almost. One more song about something other than a man and it would have passed. I don’t think I’ve ever listened to Up! all the way through and I really enjoyed it. Most of the songs I hadn’t heard yet are the ones that passed the Music Bechdel, not surprising since radio DJs love playing love songs. What is that about sex selling? Give this album a listen if you haven’t, it’s a good one.

I have artists and specific albums for this series planned through the end of the year, but I would love to keep it going longer than that. Artists will be measured on an album-by-album basis. If at least 50% of the songs on an album meet the criteria, that album passes The Music Bechdel. Use my contact form, email me, or message me on social media to make album requests for me to test.

Order it on Amazon or listen to it wherever you stream music.

 

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